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Subject overview


STUDY MODE

100% online

AQF LEVEL

9

NEXT INTAKE

4 Mar 2024

SUBJECT DURATION

12 weeks

SUBJECT FEE

$2,600.00


This subject focuses on integrating theory and knowledge in series of case studies involving complex financial planning scenarios. The subject exposes students to client portfolios with advanced investment strategies as well as client scenarios where a combination of strategies may be required to appropriately address complex financial planning requirements. Students will follow a fictitious case study to apply their understanding of advice methodologies when analysing client data, gathering file notes and preparing and presenting a Statement of Advice (‘SoA’).

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Subject information

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, individuals should be able to:

  • Engage clients in an ethical and professional manner to determine client needs and priorities through the financial planning process.
  • Interpret client behaviour through the application of client engagement methodologies.
  • Identify and critique strategies and formulate solutions for complex client situations.
  • Construct a comprehensive client record including appropriate advice and other documents relevant to the financial planning process.

 

Topics covered

  1. The financial planning process and data collection
  2. Identifying client issues
  3. Identifying strategies
  4. Writing a statement of advice
  5. Presenting, implementing and reviewing a plan

 

Continuing professional development (CPD)

Kaplan Professional has assessed this subject. Click here for the following CPD hours applicable from 1 January 2019 on successful completion of this course. For subjects or courses completed prior to this date, please contact Kaplan Professional’s CPD Support team on 1300 527 526 or pdmail@kaplan.edu.au.

Reading list

There is no prescribed text for this subject. Individuals are provided with key readings and access to Kaplan’s online databases. Individuals are encouraged to research and read widely on the topic.

Reading list

Assessments

Assessment TypeAssessedWeighting
TaskWeek 420%
Assignment 1Week 840%
Assignment 2Week 1240%

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this subject. However, individuals should review the ‘Assumed Knowledge’ section to understand the prior knowledge Kaplan Professional advises they should hold before enrolling in this subject.

Assumed knowledge

Whilst there are no prerequisites for this subject, Kaplan Professional assumes that individuals have completed FPC001B Economic and Legal Context for Financial Planning, FPC002B Ethics and Professionalism in Financial Advice, FPC003 Superannuation and Retirement Advice, FPC004 Insurance Advice, FPC005 Estate and Succession Planning, FPC006 Taxation for Financial Planning, FPC007B Client Engagement Skills and FPC008 Investment Advice, or understand the content covered in those subjects, prior to undertaking FPC009 Complex Financial Planning.

Course transition subject equivalence

Individuals may not be required to complete this subject if they have transitioned from a SIA/Finsia/Kaplan Professional course and have completed the following subjects:

  • there are no equivalences for this subject.

Key dates

Study Period 1

11 Dec 2023 - 29 Mar 2024

❌ Enrolments now closed

Early access opens 11 December 2023

Early access to assessments 21 December 2023

Study period commences 8 January 2024

Enrolments close/census 24 January 2024

Study period ends 29 March 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 2

5 Feb 2024 - 24 May 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 5 February 2024

Early access to assessments 19 February 2024

Study period commences 4 March 2024

Enrolments close/census 20 March 2024

Study period ends 24 May 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 3

1 Apr 2024 - 19 Jul 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 1 April 2024

Early access to assessments 15 April 2024

Study period commences 29 April 2024

Enrolments close/census 15 May 2024

Study period ends 19 July 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 4

3 Jun 2024 - 20 Sep 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 3 June 2024

Early access to assessments 17 June 2024

Study period commences 1 July 2024

Enrolments close/census 17 July 2024

Study period ends 20 September 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 5

29 Jul 2024 - 15 Nov 2024

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 29 July 2024

Early access to assessments 12 August 2024

Study period commences 26 August 2024

Enrolments close/census 11 September 2024

Study period ends 15 November 2024

Assessment dates See assessment information

Study Period 6

30 Sep 2024 - 17 Jan 2025

✓ Enrolments open now

Early access opens 30 September 2024

Early access to assessments 14 October 2024

Study period commences 28 October 2024

Enrolments close/census 13 November 2024

Study period ends 17 January 2025

Assessment dates See assessment information

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